Why a Tottenham move for Rickie Lambert may not be as crazy as it sounds

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The Liverpool striker has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur and it could be good business for the North London club.

According to a recent report from the Times, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a surprise move for Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert, and it could actually prove to be a very smart piece of business by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy if he pulls it off.

At first glance, the rumour is likely to be dismissed, while at second glance there may be few Tottenham fans who would get excited at the prospect of Lambert arriving at White Hart Lane, but there are plenty for reasons why it would be a canny move.

The experienced striker

Tottenham’s number one striker is Harry Kane but after him there is currently not very much in the pecking order, with his fellow senior front-men failing to hit the heights last season.

Lambert is 33, so he would not be a long-term investment and would have no real sell-on fee, but that is not reason enough to ignore him. He has played 569 club matches in a long career and has scored 219 goals in that time.

As a back-up option or a super-sub he would be a low-risk signing and for very little outlay.

The transfer fee

Liverpool signed Lambert from Southampton last summer for £4million plus add-ons and with the Reds looking to recoup the majority of that fee Tottenham would not need to break the bank to sign a proven goal-scorer.

Tottenham have plenty of young players, so the future is very bright, but why not add a more experienced head into the mix?

The player desperate to prove a point

After Lambert’s dream move to the club he supported as a child did not go according to plan, he will surely be desperate to get back on the scoring-trail and prove the doubters wrong.

With just three goals and two assists for Liverpool, he fell well short of his best, but the previous season he scored 14 goals and provided 11 assists for the Saints and that kind of return would go down a treat at White Hart Lane.

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